September is a good month to plant cover crops in your garden. There are a wide variety of cover crops that can do a variety of things to benefit your garden soil or your garden's produce. Some are better at enriching the soil, some are better as mulch, or keeping weeds out of your garden or providing air space in you soil so your plant roots can grow. Some are better at providing fall flowers for native pollinators, and some can provide mulch when simply cut down.
Gardening is a new adventure every year, and like all adventures, not everything works out as planned. There are so many variables in growing. Rarely will a gardener have success with every plant you are trying to grow. Here are some problems (some self-imposed) that I have had while gardening.
If you are considering growing a vegetable that is nutritious and will be ready to eat early in the growing season, summer squash is worth considering. Summer squash differs from winter squash in a couple of key ways. Summer squash is usually eaten (seeds and skin included) when the seeds and skin are immature. This edible stage arrives fairly quickly. Summer squash has a generally mild flavor, so it blends well in salads or some baked goods, breads or "hotdishes."
Are you itching to grow some fruits, vegetables or herbs that are tastier and fresher than the ones that come from hundreds if not thousands of miles away? It may be time to start or enlarge your own source.